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Word: meretricious

Definition: flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute


Sentences Containing 'meretricious'

And the depraved custom of change, and the delight in meretricious embracements, (where sin is turned into art,) maketh marriage a dull thing, and a kind of imposition or tax.
So near can oil paint approach an actual illusion of natural appearances, that much misdirected effort has been wasted on this object, all enjoyment of the medium being subordinated to a meretricious attempt to deceive the eye.

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